It is very cold and dark in Ukraine. This mobile construction can be easily located along the roads and change the situation. Push the red pedals to get warm and produce electricity for: light autostop signal, light for comfort, light for fun. Submitted by Ksenia Sergeeva.
Poopmaster is intended to give dog owners an incentive to gather the dog poo and throw it away. The idea is that since some dog owners apparently do not care much for scooping up the poop and it often ends up under the sole of peoples shoes, to add something that encourages dog owners to do the right thing. Now they can scoop it up, go to the "recycling machine" and drop off the bag of poo. The machine then weighs the poo, and dependent on the weight the owner is rewarded with some cash they can give for charity to animal shelters.
Following the philosophy of the fun theory, I propose to remake contemporary crossings in such a way that everybody would like to use them for crossing the road. This crossing, however, can be replaced by another crossing. Imagine you are in the Amazon rainforest and in front of you is an abyss with a wild river at the bottom. One way to get to the other side is to cross a liana bridge just in front of you. You have no other way because there are crocodiles down there. Who of us is not an adventurer? Inskickat av Frédéric Cousseau
There are thousands of residents in New York City who have dogs for pets. People carry plastic bags to pick up after their dogs but there is no clean up for urine. Urine is very acidic, and destroys concrete sidewalks, plants and trees. Acid from urine eats right through the bark of a tree, and cambial zone straight to the wood zone, which destroys the trees defense system. Urine also contains a lot of salt that deprives the plants of water and burns their roots.
Bored with your music? Plug your headphones into the radio system and listen to other people's music. Or DJ your own tracks and get talking with other listeners. If someone tunes into to your show, your light flashes. The more people you have listening, the hotter your light's colour. If you like what you hear, why not say hello to your DJ, they're sitting on the same bus!
Submitted by Matthew Venn
It's simple, you add a windmill to the top of the car. Which is connected to the motor and to the battery. All you have to do is is start up the car like normal with fuel, then once you get going, the windmill spins and provides energy for the motor. The battery of the car can charge up and last the car for 10-20 minutes without the windmill spinning, so you can keep power at stoplights etc. The windmill car isn't about not using fuel for cars. It's about using less fuel (only for start-up and back-up energy).
Submitted by Ballers inc.
The main problem of the green grocery bag is that people forget it at home. We wanted to change the mindset of shoppers when it comes to bags: today it costs them in Toronto 5 cents for every plastic bag. It is obvious that a cost is not a deterrent of forgetfulness. We want them to think of the green bag in terms of savings. To that effect we are proposing a grocery bag that you can stick velcro grocery list items on. This saves the shopper time from having to write a list or call their spouse to tell them what they need to buy. It also saves their sanity because.
We are proposing a carnival-type game called the Butt Launcher which will replace the fun of flicking butts on the ground with the fun of firing butts at antique tin toy characters in a circus tent. Players will be rewarded by points based on the values on the toys and audio sounds such as childrens' voices saying "Quack! (tee hee)" or "Moo" or other sounds based on the toy struck with the butt. The antique appearance of the Amazing Butt Launcher will intrigue and amuse people inundated with sophisticated digital gadgetry. Butts will be collected in a fireproof bin in the bottom of the unit.
Encouragment of ride transit and discourage ticket evaders: TRANSIT TICKET VALIDATION SLOT MACHINE!
Step 1: Person swipes ticket/card to validate ticket.
Step 2: Slot machine/ticket validator spins around
Step 3: Combination is revealed
Step 4: Shout for joy! or excitement! as you have just won a free ride on the transit system
Step 4a: No price, but a good conscience for having purchased a ticket to support and improve future transit services.
Submitted by Chris Hube
Once every year, for example November 1st, children and grown-ups together gather up in communities in order to repair and create new stuff out of old, unused stuff . This day could be celebrated all over the world, so that people can drop in and meet new people, discussing ideas, swopping, making, and developing old boring stuff to fit new needs. Pair up together with someone you don't know well, young or old, start inventing and write down ideas that make the world better.
Submitted by Linda Aslund
A more fun way to recycle your newspaper!
Many people around the world appreciate to read free newspapers when they travel with the subway. The problem is that too many people don’t recycle their newspaper when they’ve read it. This is damaging the environment and costs lots of money to clean – Money that raises ticket prices.
Can we get people to change their behaviour by making it more fun to recycle their newspapers?
Submitted by William Törnqvist
This is a special box for collecting used batteries. You can put one normal battery of any kind into the "start" hole, then the game begins. When you roll the handle, the maze plate revolves. You just need to find the the right way to exit for your battery as soon as possible. A record of the least time will be shown on the top. Through this amazing Battery Maze, people would like to collect used batteries spontaneously. Submitted by Golden Guo
I could see that the people always prefer the electric doors then the normal doors because the electric doors always open themselves and the normal doors you have to push or pull. My idea is that when someone open the normal doors it will have a camera that takes your picture and when you open it, the picture will appear on a big screen which will say welcome to you! It will be fun to see your picture on a big screen. Submitted by Alejandro Valladares.
Chore Bore is a device designed to help parents and kids get the chores done with some fun! Simply record a pleasant message of yourself reminding your child of their task, set a time, push the big button and walk away. Perky, upbeat music will play with soft and playful lights. As the time ticks on, the music becomes more dire, the lights blink more frantically and the parents voice will become louder and weirdly warped. If the child completes the task before the time runs out, an alarm will demand a reward! However.... If the timer runs out, an alarm will demand punishment!
Cycling is hard work especially up hill. Sound posts with PIR sensors could be placed along the side of the road to give audio rewards to cyclists as they struggle through the city streets. A selection of surprising, uplifting and thought provoking music and sounds could be projected at the cyclists as they travel through a mini soundscape making the whole process more fun and attractive. This would encourage more people to cycle instead of drive.
Submitted by Joe Ravenhill.
Everybody knows this: A destination and navigationsystem. After a few minutes the navi bothers everybody, always the same instructions from the same voice in a boring tonality. This combination has an ominous impact, the driver gets bored or nervous and looses the concentration. Here comes the funny idea: A navi which acts like a human being. It gives you positive feedback for choosing the right way ("Well done!") and also wiggings for the wrong way if you like ;-) You can choose the personality of your navi. So the driver gets a good feeling and the journey becomes a pleasure!
Very simple: you want some electricity? Pedal! But attention, you do not create any electricity, fact of pedalling just acts as a switch (the bike is connected with a classic grip): if I pedal, the current crosses, i stop, the current stop. A coffee, music, my favorite serial: I pedal. Slowly, fast, profoundly, it is as I want. The sport is good for the health. Submitted by Gilles Bonifait.